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St. Leo the Great ... St. Gregory the Great ... St. Maximus the Confessor ... Bede, the Venerable ... St. Boniface ... St. Theodore the Studite ... St. Peter Damien ... Peter the Venerable ... and more. These illustrious Church Fathers are the first and second generations of the Church, following the Apostles. It is upon their backs that the Church s journey through histor...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 26th 2010 by Our Sunday Visitor (first published April 16th 2010)
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Julie Davis
As with the previous book, The Fathers, Vol. I, this series of essays (originally homilies) synthesize a vast amount of information about the Fathers, the history of the Church, and the application of their teachings to modern life in general and our own lives in particular. (my review of that book is here)

This review book is welcome as it reminded me of the treasure awaiting in Pope Benedict's homilies. I am currently reading an essay a day as a devotional reading. A full review will come later...more
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